1. [syn: didactic, didactical]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Didactic \Di*dac"tic\, Didactical \Di*dac"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?,
fr. ? to teach; akin to L. docere to teach: cf. F.
didactique. See Docile.]
1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction;
preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as,
didactic essays. "Didactical writings." --Jer. Taylor.
The finest didactic poem in any language.
2. excessively prone to instruct, even those who do not wish
to be instructed; -- of people. [Pejorative]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: instructive (especially excessively) [syn: didactic,